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Bayonetta character

Bayonetta, the main character of the series

Bayonetta is a series of video games by PlatinumGames starring the titular character, a witch who uses firearms and magical attacks to fight against angelic enemies. The released games are:

  • Bayonetta (October 29, 2009) for PS3 and Xbox 360. Also released for Wii U in 2014 and for PC in 2017. A Nintendo Switch version was released in 2018 digitally as bonus content within Bayonetta 2, and as a physical game only in Japan within the Bayonetta Nonstop Climax Edition Switch. An Xbox One version and a PlayStation 4 version were released in 2020 within the Bayonetta & Vanquish 10th Anniversary Bundle.
  • Bayonetta 2 (September 20, 2014) for Wii U. Also released for Nintendo Switch in 2018.
  • Bayonetta 3 (TBA) for Nintendo Switch.

An animated movie based on the first game, titled Bayonetta: Bloody Fate, was released in November 23, 2013. This was also adapted into a manga and released around the same time.

Links to other series

Direction Series Date Description Type

5Arrow R MadWorld20090310 March 10, 2009MadWorld features a reference to "The Gates of Hell", a bar from Bayonetta, which was being developed at the time.1
4Arrow L Sonic20091029 October 29, 2009Bayonetta features some references to the Sonic series.3
4Arrow L Devil May Cry20091029 October 29, 2009There are several similarities and references to Devil May Cry in Bayonetta, mostly as a nod from the key common members of both series' launch game development teams.3
4Arrow L Viewtiful Joe20091029 October 29, 2009Bayonetta features a references to Viewtiful Joe.3
4Arrow L Resident Evil20091029 October 29, 2009Bayonetta features a reference to Resident Evil 4.2
4Arrow L After Burner20091029 October 29, 2009Bayonetta features a music track from After Burner; the logo of the "Missile Operation" minigame is also based on the After Burner logo.3
4Arrow L OutRun20091029 October 29, 2009Bayonetta features a music track from After Burner.3
4Arrow L Fantasy Zone20091029 October 29, 2009Bayonetta features a music track from Fantasy Zone.3
4Arrow L Space Harrier20091029 October 29, 2009Bayonetta features a minigame based on Space Harrier, also including a music track from the game.3
4Arrow L Virtua Fighter20091129 November 29, 2009A premium Xbox 360 theme of Bayonetta shows the protagonist fighting inside an Arcade fighting game parodying the classic Virtua Fighter titles. Bayonetta also performs one of Akira Yuki's moves.3
5Arrow R Sega Superstars20121118 November 18, 2012Bayonetta was planned to be in Sonic & All Star Racing Transformed, but she was taken out.51
5Arrow R Samurai & Dragons20121128 November 28, 2012The Sega All-Star Pack for Samurai & Dragons includes a card based on Bayonetta.1
5Arrow R Anarchy Reigns2013409 April 09, 2013Bayonetta is DLC for Anarchy Reigns.1
5Arrow R The Wonderful 1012013915 September 15, 2013Bayonetta, Jeanne, and Rodin are unlockable in The Wonderful 101.1
4Arrow L Zelda20140920 September 20, 2014The Wii U version of Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 feature a costume based on Link, also including the Master Sword weapon.1
4Arrow L Mario20140920 September 20, 2014Bayonetta 2 features the Chain Chomp from the Mario series as a weapon; a Peach and a Daisy costume also appear in the Wii U version of Bayonetta and in Bayonetta 2.1
4Arrow L Metroid20140920 September 20, 2014The Wii U version of Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 features the Power Suit from Metroid as a costume, also including the Arm Cannon and Morph Ball functionality.1
4Arrow L Star Fox20140920 September 20, 2014Bayonetta 2 features a costume based on Fox McCloud with Arwing-shaped guns and an Arwing actually appearing in the game.1
5Arrow R Super Smash Bros.20160203 February 03, 2016Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and for 3DS feature Bayonetta as a downloadable character, along with her own stage.
5Arrow R Death Battle!20160316 March 16, 2016Bayonetta has been a subject for Death Battle!2
5Arrow R Megami Tensei20190214 February 14, 2019Bayonetta characters appear in Shin Megami Tensei: Liberation Dx2 for a special collaboration.1


Vanquish20200218 February 18, 2020Bayonetta and Vanquish are released together in the Bayonetta & Vanquish 10th Anniversary Bundle.3
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